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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Omar Halabieh - Goodreads

As the title indicates this book narrates the history of Risk and its role in human advancement. Peter best summarizes the content of the book in his introduction: "this book tells the story of a ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Sabrine Faragallah - Goodreads

An academic read in a non-academic tone. This was a great history through the basis of financial theory. The first half was a bit slow for me, but the pace picked up as Bernstein started into the 20th ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

A pretty good book certainly worth reading as an introduction to a topic whose literature would be far too complex for the beginner or dilettante. Did I really learn anything useful? Not much I can ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Excellent overview of probability and the development of financial markets. I take issue with a few points- prospect theory does not obviate the benefits of statistical analysis, for example- but overall a fantastic read. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

"A and B are playing a fair game of balla. They agree to continue until one has won six rounds. The game atually stops when A has won five and B three. How should the stakes be divided?" Not until ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Gekko - Goodreads

In a 100 years if anyone is still reading this book, they'll have no trouble dating the author's fawning attitude to financial "engineering" and risk "management" as distinctly pre-GFC. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Matthew Benz - Goodreads

"The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

The first two- thirds (up until Black and Scholes) were quite interesting. Then I felt like it wrapped up too quickly, and it would be better if it had been updated with information after the 2008 crisis. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Donnie Edgemon - Goodreads

This is really more of a book about the history of probability theory than it is about the history of risk management. Of course, risk managers have to understand the probability of risk before they ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Ilya - Goodreads

This book is a popular history of probability theory (Kolmogorov does not get a mention, but von Neumann does; I was surprised to learn that Laplace anticipated the notion of Kolmogorov complexity ... Read full review


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